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Sadayatana

John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses. - OMM 0000, THX 1138 start artist title 00:00 Kolpakopf INFERIAE 12:38 Arctica Your Journey Begins Now 61:24 Willy Stamati Menstrual Blood 65:50 SandSpace imbalance 73:53 Astral & Shit palus 95:19 Meho Toranj Zla 106:50 Meho Glasovi Zla 114:50 Meho Oblaci Zla 117:15 Space Satanbeat Mu†▲Gen
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. - Federico Fellini, Fellini on Fellini (1976) start artist title 00:00 kepheus cut the hand 06:21 The Implicit Order Fire On The Mountain Lightning In The Air 10:26 The Implicit Order Poor Beecher's Funeral 14:19 Fellirium Show me your true self 15:31 Fellirium Give me your sorrows 30:51 EugeneKha Bells Of Disturbing Spring 54:20 Bing Satellites Strange Noises Along Drottninggatan 84:10 Simon Slator Solace...
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It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. - Carl Sagan start artist...
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Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more...
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         - Jawaharlal Nehru start artist title 00:00 Jeff Sampson Unaware 03:35 Grove of Whispers Bandits (unreleased) 29:02 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 33:15 Fellirium Silhouettes in the Mist 52:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation II 67:48 Metamorfrozen Mountains of Madness 68:12 Gasgruel Part II - The First Day After 80:51 Gasgruel Part III - No Thing 84:40 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation I 94:48 Gasgruel Part I - Inwardness 99:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation III 104:12 Backyard...
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To finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life--you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memories, all your pain--it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it. - Rust Cohle, True Detective start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Nymphlight, for Joseph Cornell 05:34 Arctica Annuminas (Phase 1) 16:15 Palancar...
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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) start artist title 00:00 Stefan Paulus Pilgrimage To The Internal Entrance Of Mt. Säntis 22:41 Luís Antero Territory 25:44 Kinematik VKE Chaotic Rotations 57:14 Reverse Projection Old Potion 59:59 Sebastiane Hegarty Rain choir: Recital 61:36 Kinematik VKE The Pluto-Charon Binary 83:30 Reverse Projection 800mts 90:15 Kinematik VKE On Approach 109:30 Sebastiane Hegarty...
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought. - Jean Cocteau, Esquire magazine (February 1961) start artist title 00:00 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-2 04:54 ovdk vs seetyca dsm III - the cristalline entity 20:38 ovdk vs seetyca toward the yanan dağlar 31:10 EugeneKha The Lost November 34:24 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-5 55:30 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-6 59:04 ovdk vs seetyca ryuma go 70:06 Kinematik VKE Returning The Hind 77:56 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-4 81:29 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-3 90:18...
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If they come upon one who still has not seen it and they speak to him of fire, he does not know what they mean. So they, in turn, fall back upon telling him what fire is like. 'As they do so, they know from their own experience that what they are telling him is not the truth, but only a part of it. They know that this man will never know reality from their words, though all the words in the world are theirs to use. He must look upon the fire, smell of it, warm his hands by it, stare into its...
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
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"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night," he had said. "You must not try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses." - Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, (1919), "Death" start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2015-03-13 34:58 Berthelot...
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley, The Rest is Silence (1931) start artist title 00:00 CNTV Intro (to Konstantin Raudive) 05:03 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes II 15:50 The Implicit Order Trying To Recruit You 23:34 Skincage and Mystified UFO 1 Skincage Remix 27:35 My Own Cubic Stone Minotaur 38:02 CNTV A curious blank 44:06 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes III 50:48 CNTV Descanso 53:50 The Implicit Order The Dial-Up Love And Terror...
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And again, the dark street. The dark, dark street. The women out shopping for the evening meal of course, and baby carriage and the silver bicycle were already painted out by the darkness; most of the commuters too were already in place in their filing-drawer houses. A half-forsaken chasm of time.... - Kōbō Abe, The Ruined Map start artist title 00:00 Atilio Doreste Respiro 01:18 Kirill Platonkin In The Dream Fields 08:37 Kirill Platonkin Stellar Breath 14:06 Esa Ruoho Preparazione 19:18...
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...and to this hour the image of Carmilla return to mind with ambiguous alterations--sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 SiJ + Astral & Shit Kömaparàbola (Part 1) 03:00 Arctica Illidriel 61:47 Lluvia Acida Pali Aike 66:40 Rec008 Fragment 5 75:36...
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
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Some tracks from the new Joe Frawley: 13 Houses and The Mermaid . Very groovy as usual. Extensive use was make of the soundtracks of videos by Lifeloop and friends. At first I was just going to play this material as I find it rather compelling but then I discovered it's a type of electro-acoustic music called "Salon Bruit". I'll have to look into this more later but whatever it is, it made up a substantial part of the show. I like it. New Mystified was featured as well. Gotta love...
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
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In fact, the whole city was now asleep, part of an immense unconscious Europe, while he himself crawled about on a forgotten traffic island like the nightmare of this slumbering continent. - J. G. Ballard, Concrete Island (1974) start artist title 00:00 Charles Manson 9/11/1967 & 1968 Studio Recordings 01:54 deafness Soviet Devil 05:46 Another Neglected Hobby Aquamarine 30:04 SM/SM The Way Down 37:20 PSI (Vitaly Maklakov) Winter. Monday. Morning. 42:10 Caul Apophasis 47:34 Nagual Art A Song...
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We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines , such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions. - Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984) A show where I remix only my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film " Carnival of Souls ", but since that and " Island of Lost Souls " are a...
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I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. - Frida Kahlo, Diary of Frida Kahlo start artist title 00:00 MBD Brilliant White Raiment...
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Show starts with a mashup of Public Domain's " Test Broadcast, Programme 2 " and Another Neglected Hobby's " Voltage ". I had played Voltage earlier in the week and was impressed enough for another go. Several tracks were played/mixed from The Chestnut Tree compilation. I've been listening to this in the car now for over a week. It will be a while yet before I'm through --it is almost six hours of music. Very nice, Ayn Morgan of The Chestnut Tree has been working hard on it...
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If you're in pitch blackness , all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987) start artist title 00:00 Old Village Invocação das Esferas Antigas 04:14 Thanatoloop & Har El Retrato 19:47 ABGAL Pandorum 20:20 cdrx Le Chant Troublant Des Sirènes 25:26 elizabeth veldon the white hare of the calder water (for thomas veldon) 51:25 Akashic Crow's Nest Equidistant 65:53 Wings of an Angel Pulse Zero But Still Alive (unreleased) 77:57...
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The show starts with another mashup of Mystified's music. An old 78 that was more groovy noise than anything else. The show featured a live set from Joel Sutton in his guise as Crystal Dreams , thank you Joel for a dark ambient set. New Zreen Toyz , The Implicit Order and the music of Vladimir Hirsch were both featured to good effect. A fun show that closed with another 78 personally recorded for Sadayatana by CP McDill . Thank you CP McDill! start artist title 00:00 Chorus conducted by August...
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God was gone; it was the silence of his departure. It was a rainy night. It was the myth of the rainy night . - Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957) start artist title 00:00 deafness Wuornos 01:31 Grove of Whispers Vulture: Carrion Forest (live remix) 43:28 Mystified External Pulse 55:31 Harmony & Decay Rapid Eye Movement 64:13 Demagolka Bloodfen 78:59 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt Assembled without manipulation 86:47 BAUMANN.electronics Overwhelming Gravitational Attraction of Coma Cluster...
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“Fear,' Jason said, “can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back.' - Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) start artist title 00:00 radio reference Amateur Repeater Los Angeles Area 147.435mhz 01:06 The Ernie 4 The ERNIE 4 Is Playing At My House (otay mix) 05:29 escapefromnoise shortwave snippets #4 12:52 Anastasia Vronski & Ricardo Al The groom is...
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Well... another disastrous show. I guess I spilled water on the keyboard or something. First a whole lot of files I had downloaded were erased --right before my eyes! Then the computer locked up just before the end. The times and track titles were lost and I had to reconstruct the playlist below by hand. Another Frankenstein podcast... some assembly required. Don't take any of this as an indication that it won't be fun to listen to. It is! Trust me... I trust you! start artist title 00:00...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream , we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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A mixture of martial industrial and religious and devotional musics, chant, drone etc. Themes of warfare and the transitory nature of existence run throughout. New release from sendem.ru , KolpakopF: " Immersion dans l'air ". Call to prayer and Indonesian rain courtesy of the Indonesian Sound Archive . Thank you. Thanks again to C.P. McDill , the mastermind behind Webbed Hand Records for another great 78 to close the show. start artist title 00:00 Dunkel Aesthetics Vltimvs Dies Evropa...
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I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream . - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) start artist title 00:00 Ombient Live on Sadayatana 59:19 Bing Satellites...
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Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside . - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Mister Vapor Constant Revisited 15:05 Sons Of Dagon The Whisperer In The Darkness 21:16 Subterrestrial Transmission 14 31:34 Dr. Else Hauf Houston 38:21 mhz_ winter potatum 41:47 TTAATTOO & Oystein Jorgensen Waterworld 49:26 Stonemaker Slow Death 61:11 Sons Of Dagon The Rats In The Walls 68:11 Stonemaker Sage Smoke 80:32 Dr. Else Hauf Lurch 87:28...
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Thanks to C.P. McDill for recording some of his 78s especially for Sadayatana. You'll hear one at the end of this show. C.P. McDill says: "Recorded off a totally acoustic wind-up gramophone... a portable Phonola from the 30s, popular with picnickers and soldiers. in good shape..." "I used to take it to Prospect Park... someone asked me to turn it down. I said 'it only has one volume: ON'..." And to all the artists who release their music with a creative commons license:...
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At some point after moving out to Houston I heard about a genre of music called " Chopped and Screwed ". I always try to burrow into whatever local scene exists. If there is not support for the local scene there is no music scene.... Ya anyway, looking forward to my first taste of "Chopped and Screwed", when I finally heard some I was sorely disappointed. It's music that sounds like you're overdosing on cough medicine ya see. What the hell is the crap? [I asked myself.]...
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This one reflects my mood at the time. Dark, grim, isolated. A lot of snow type sounds. Like you're lost in the tundra or something. My grim mood turned into your listening pleasure. I think... start artist title 00:00 The Implicit Order I Am Not Resigned 01:50 Deep Frozen Lands Mirage in ice desert 08:02 Darkened Soul Nighttime Dreams 10:11 NEBEL Abyssus abyssum invocat 14:34 Deep Frozen Lands Life of the polar explorer 22:08 Metamorfrozen Diamond Dust 25:45 Wavespan & Mystified Dark...
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A few seconds later, new black clouds plunged everything into darkness , but I stayed on my feet, suffocating, feeling my hair in the wind, and weeping wretchedly, like Simone herself, who had collapsed in the grass, and for the first time, her body was quaking with huge, childlike sobs. - Georges Bataille, The Story of the Eye (1928) start artist title 00:00 emptywhale A Lack of Warning Signs May Be A Sign Itself 04:16 Another Neglected Hobby Strange Awakening 17:38 Wings of an Angel Dance Me...
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I seemed to float not into clearness, but into a darker obscure , and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his being perhaps innocent. It was for the instant confounding and bottomless, for if he were innocent, what then on earth was I? - Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898) start artist title 00:00 Akashic Crow's Nest Supernaculum 01:36 Grove Of Whispers 2012-11-15 21:19 Akashic Crow's Nest Tylwyth Teg 30:07 Djinnestan Rain 3 40:49 elizabeth...
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I wasn't too much in the mood to play other people's music tonight so I just played live as grove of whispers. For a bit there my midi controller was totally out of control. It still sounded good though. I gave it a good talking to. These people were worthy of love and admiration in their blind loyalty, in their blind strength and tenacity. With the exception of one small thing , one tiny little thing, they lacked nothing that the sage and thinker had, and that was the consciousness of the...
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Thanks again to CP McDill for recording some of 78s for the show. He did some additional work on the one included in this show. He calls it "Kalinka (chopped and screwed)". Hard to beat that. start artist title 00:00 DrunkOnTheBloodOfAngels Intro 00:09 DrunkOnTheBloodOfAngels Witches 05:52 Dizzonanz Domestic The 5 1/2 Minute Hallway 10:49 Vozrozhdeniya El Mar Habla Conmigo 12:46 Vozrozhdeniya I Guess I'll Wait For You Here 16:53 Rigel Orionis Variation Ten 21:54 Norss Godendrank Gif...
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Show starts with a collage and looping of tracks by Universos Virtuales (fantastic!) and generally moves into drone territory and layering of samples taken from the Librivox recording of H.G. Wells' " The Island of Dr. Moreau ". The samples were woven into the mix via a script that selected then at random then delayed the selection and playing of the next sample by a random interval. It worked well but you can hear a sample colliding with the voice over / podcast id. Oh well, this is...
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So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be...
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All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future . The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and...
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`Excuse me,` Rene said in a strangled voice. `I'm not asking you about the quality of my flesh. Rather, I'd like to know how you find it since the last time we met.` `You astonish me anew, my little treasure. You are simply stupendous. Why, I'll tell you that your flesh is better now than ever before. One can now say that it's at its peak.` And without another word, she bit him on the lips . - Virgilio Pinera, Rene's Flesh (1985) start artist title 00:00 INS61 Rewinding 00:48 Elizabeth...
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...among aviaries of magic transcendent birds recognizing my awakening mind with sweet weird cries (the pathless lark), in the ethereal perfume, mysteriously an­cient, the bliss of the Buddha-fields, I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted... - Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (1958) start artist title 00:00 Public Domain A Hole Concept 01:14 John Tocher Cinema of Porcelain Fur 11:00 The Unnameable This No Human Creature May Do 15:13 Abominations of Yondo...
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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - Yoko Ono start artist title 00:00 Hermann Hesse Siddhartha (chopped and screwed) 01:48 Jeff Sampson and Mystified Convergence at the mouth 11:57 Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William Spivey The Big Sleep 20:40 Adolf Hitler Some Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed) 21:01 The Development of Shape 1.2 (nojoined remix) 28:40 Dallas Simpson The Ferroenquinologist's Dream 32:29 Acclimate V.1 Always These...
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It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor Two Minutes of Hate [feat. Elizabeth Veldon] 01:24 elizabeth veldon the rapist who bled for me 2 07:04 elizabeth veldon the rapist who bled for me 1 13:57 Somnarium Part VII A Fabric That Stings 23:33 Somnarium Part IV Known...
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Some good Houston noise from Infant Mortality Rate , released through Brownian Motion . Cool tracks from Trust.Falls , from their release " The Road To Pinewood ". This is a nice fun dark album with some cool samples. I bitched about it being released "all rights reserved" and they changed it to creative commons. I'm glad they did. Thank you. Some of the new release from Impulsive Habitat " Mecha / Orga " is featured. Released today on Buddhist on Fire : Zreen Toyz...
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After the commonplaces of everyday life, with their muffled dramas , all my organic expertise for dealing with physical injury had long been blunted or forgotten. The crash was the only real experience I had been through for years. - J.G. Ballard, Crash start artist title 00:00 Krispen Hartung The Ambient Wasp 01:05 Khate Basic 05:45 RedSk Liquor Store Raid (Ethanol VS Blood Mix by Pollux) 08:48 Christian Galarreta hbtcn Bs As 10:41 Vanishing Point Low Flying Aircraft 11:15 Christian Galarreta...
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I told him a dream I had about a strange Arabian figure that was pursuing me across the desert; that I tried to avoid; that finally overtook me just before I reached the Protective City. "Who is this?" said Carlo. We pondered it. I proposed it was myself, wearing a shroud. That wasn't it. Something, someone, some spirit was pursuing all of us across the desert of life and was bound to catch us before we reached heaven. Naturally, now that I look back on it, this is only death: death...
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He liked caves, and was tempted to set out for it. But distances here were deceptive, and there might not be time before dark; besides, he did not feel the necessary energy inside him. “Tomorrow I’ll come earlier and go up,” he said to himself. He stood looking up the valley a little wistfully, his tongue seeking the fig seeds between his teeth, with the small tenacious flies forever returning to crawl along his face. And it occurred to him that a walk through the countryside was a sort...
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Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows . Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass. This is true too of our household...
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Mostly this show is about automated random whispers over drones and stretched out classical music. Much inspiration is taken from the music of György Ligeti . It works fairly well and I enjoy result. I think you will too. Whispers provided by Ayn Morgan reading (whispering) from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's " The Little Prince ", Charles Baudelaire's " Flowers of Evil " and T.S. Eliot's " The Wasteland ". Thank you Ayn. start artist title 00:00 Hidekazu Wakabayashi...
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When I got home I mixed a stiff one and stood by the open window in the living room and sipped it and listened to the groundswell of traffic on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and looked at the glare of the big angry city hanging over the shoulder of the hills through which the boulevard had been cut. Far off the banshee wail of police or fire sirens rose and fell, never for very long completely silent. Twenty four hours a day somebody is running, somebody else is trying to catch him. Out there in the...
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At the center of religion is love. I love you and I forgive you. I am like you and you are like me. I love all people. I love the world . I love creating. Everything in our life should be based on love. - Ray Bradbury, as quoted in "Sci-fi legend "Ray Bradbury on God, 'monsters and angels'" by John Blake, CNN : Living (2010) start artist title 00:00 encephala The Magic Lantern 04:35 Janes scenic drive in the country of her eyes 05:11 Dronny Darko Asperatus (Remixed by Antropik)...
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A mix of field recordings from my porch and in front of my house, rain and cicadas and drones. Some experimental music, some noise. Was a strange show. I had to go where the sound led me. Thank you to Mystified for creating his " Polka Drones ". I had challenged him as kind of a dare over Jack Hertz kidding me about the 78s I play at the end of my show (as if polka music could be a bad thing.) Mystified pulled through admirably. I knew he would... A track from the new The Implicit...
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This one fashioned from tracks selected at random 10 minutes before show time. Not random exactly but picked via some secret intelligence built into a program I wrote. My way of collaborating with God so to speak. I like the way it came out. Hope you do too. The usual crunchy ambient sounds with drone, sound collage and some looping. Includes music of Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, Akumu, Argedco Dosig G Manin, Backyard Ghost, Barbara Schubert, Dupage Symphony Orchestra, Chris Carter, Cisfinitum,...
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Unreleased track from Dan Miñoza and The Implicit Order : " Eyes Catch Fire ". Hey I think that name is inspired by Buddhist on Fire ... New from Webbed Hand Records , The title track from: " Eta Carinae – Rest ". A couple new releases from Treetrunk Records : Gutterhulk and Conure . Tracks with serial killer samples by Deafness: " Victim ". Sorry about that. I like them though. Jeffrey Dahmer talking to someone about creationism. Hard to beat. But also kind of...
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I remembered a phrase, 'the ephemeral city ,' that I had come across in a book at school. Yes, ephemeral was the right word, I decided: before anyone realized it--even the people living there--the streets would have changed into something different. Today's streets were not tomorrow's, nor were tomorrow's those of the day after.... - Yukio Mishima, Cigarette (1946) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Nixon: I am not a crook 06:14 M27 Moon 06:40 M27 The Dumbell Nebula 17:48 M27 Alberio...
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It is now very clear that techniques of machine-human interfacing, pharmacology of the synthetic variety, all kinds of manipulative techniques, all kinds of data storage, imaging and retrieval techniques– all of this is coalescing toward the potential of a truly demonic or angelic kind of self-imaging of our culture... And the people who are on the demonic side are fully aware of this and hurrying full-tilt forward with their plans to capture everyone as a 100% believing consumer inside some...
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We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present. - Clive Barker, Foreword: Books of Blood 1-3 (1984-85) start artist title 00:00 Jack Hertz Caterpillar Stem 2 (unreleased) 01:21 C. Reider Drone For Oil 21:25 Jack Hertz Rain 41:13 Pollux Neo Tokyo 53:53...
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We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him...
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A special Alice In Wonderland themed show. With voices provided by various stillstream denizens. Including: Altocumulus as The Queen of Hearts Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar Disturbed Earth as The Mad Hatter Har as The Cheshire Cat Rebekkah Hilgraves as The White Rabbit , and The Duchess ... and pixyblink as Alice The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?' 'Come, we shall have some fun now!' thought Alice. 'I'm glad...
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The show opens with a mashup of a numbers station recording by Sealord and Life's Darker Than Death: " Silence ". Then new from Impulsive Habitat , Jan Kees-Helms: " Barcelona ". Several tracks from the new Brownian Motion contact microphone compilation are featured: " Coupe Of Negation Theorem As Contact Trickery ". And again, several tracks from The Chestnut Tree compilation are featured. Really great stuff. The show closes with another 78 digitized for your...
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A shadow may be infinitely dark, and also of infinite degrees of absence of darkness . The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow. - Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci III start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Live Electro-Music.com Autumn 2012-09-22 59:33 Digital...
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The show opens with a track by C.P. McDill in his guise as Ice Guild Kaiser that was released just prior to the show. And then closes with a 78 he recorded for Sadayatana. Thank you C.P. McDill! Got to play in it's entirety the track that Luís Antero prepared for the show "Sadayatana a Tribute". It will be released later on Buddhist on Fire . Thank you Luís Antero . Thank you to Luciftias for his track "Dronosphere II". This track was prepared using binaural beat theta...
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A light here required a shadow there . - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Wedding Chat (remixed field recording) 01:39 Tribe Of Astronauts At The Edge Of The Forest 33:12 Artificial Memory Trace Diluvio (extract) 37:40 Nux Vomica The Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite) 56:03 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 03: Desolation 59:26 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 04: Revelation 66:03 David Michael El Yunque 81:06 Atilio Doreste The Sound...
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Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. Good culture is born of a good disposition; and since the cause is more to be praised than the effect, I will rather praise a good disposition without culture , than good culture without the disposition. - Leonardo da Vinci, Notebook 19 start artist title 00:00 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Man and His Culture (1954) 01:47 Mystified Dead Souls 04:34 Another Neglected Hobby Beeswax and Rust 29:18...
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The last two hours is just me playing live. Some of the new Rain release from webbed hand is heard too. Somnaphon: Rain 1 . Love those rain releases . Also, some of an album I am working on gets played. Making music is fun. I hope you like it as much as I do. A poetess who had died young of cancer had said in one of her poems that for her, on sleepless nights, 'the night offers toads and black dogs and corpses of the drowned.' - Yasunari Kawabata, House of the Sleeping Beauties (1961) start...
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The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from...
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Tonight's show was mostly a mix of music released last week by Edu Comelles in his guise as Mensa and a various field recordings by... me. I really like the music of Edu Comelles and his label audiotalia.net . I think you will too. New from Impulsive Habitat : David Velez's " Forma y percepción ". A few more tracks from the new release at otium.ru Seetyca & Etheocles Stevens: " Sulphur VI ". Also new from Webbed Hand Records , tracks from the new Ice Guild Kaiser "...
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